Climatic change is an obvious fact today; climatic events that were once very rare in Africa are now frequent; there are also the disastrous consequences of unregulated mining and land grabbing by multinationals. Populations know that something has drastically changed because there is already talk of “climate immigrants”. How can we help them to design local responses to climate change and contribute to ecological restoration?
The confreres who testify in this issue live or have lived alongside various populations that are victims and sometimes perpetrators of these harmful changes, and together with the population, they are committed to providing solutions to the climatic challenges to preserve our common home, responsibility that the Creator has entrusted to all of humanity.
Does what we are doing to our planet today have lasting consequences on human life? In 1973, a mathematician, Edward Lorenz, asked the question: “Can the flapping of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil cause a hurricane in Texas?”